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3 hrs ago | The Ashland Daily Tidings

Diverse culture needs diverse theater

The El Gallo taco truck parked smack in front of the entrance to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Thomas Theatre Friday morning was the first sign that something out of the ordinary was going on. Inside, a panel of theater experts agreed that in a changing America, increasing diversity is already a given.


Related Topix: Arts, Asian-American

7 hrs ago | TheIndyChannel

American Psycho production canceled

The off-Broadway adaptation of AMERICAN PSYCHO has hit a roadblock after the show's commercial backers pulled out of the musical. The Second Stage Theater production was slated to debut next year , but bosses at the the company have since opted not to move forward with the production.


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11 hrs ago | SFGate

Teen with disabilities enrolls in college program

Like many people, when Daniel Castellanos graduated J.P. McCaskey High School in 2013, he wanted to go to college. But Castellanos said he didn't want to go there because he didn't feel he'd be improving himself, he said.


Related Topix: Arts, Science / Technology

12 hrs ago |

Flash Special: a Streetcar Named Desire Brings Its Magic To Movie Theaters

Magic One of the most iconic and oft-revived plays of all time, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE has been entertaining audiences around the world for nearly 70 years, thereby proving the timelessness of the tale and the prescient nature of the eloquent, evocative poetry populating the Tennessee Williams text. Without a doubt, audiences from the very start have warmed to the abundant charms of the passionate, complex story of a Southern belle on the verge of a nervous breakdown, her compassionate sister and the imposing, magnetic brute who enraptures them both.


Related Topix: Music!, Drama Movies, A Streetcar Named Desire, Magic, Horror Movies, Thriller, Theater, Celebrities, Marlon Brando, Arts, Vocal, Ann-Margret

17 hrs ago | The Danbury Daily Voice

Experienced Producer Hired To Lead Norwalk's Wall Street Theater

Kennedy, a resident of Fairfield, is tasked with establishing the theater as a preeminent regional entertainment and conference space with state-of-the-art multimedia capabilities. He brings with him a lifetime of experience in creating and producing special events, including meticulously planned intimate corporate events.


Related Topix: Arts, Fairfield, CT, National Mall, US National Parks

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Theater review: Martin Luther mentors Hamlet in David Davalos' play 'Wittenberg'

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, in Madison, isn't just about the Bard and his works, though three of them are part of the 2014 season. The company also champions contemporary works, such as David Davalos ' comedy from 2008, "Wittenberg," which is the site in Germany where the Protestant Reformation was born in the 16th century.


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Star Tribune

Theater: The pageantry of love and truth

"The White Snake" uses pageantry and ritual to illuminate an old Chinese story about identity, harsh religion and the bonds of love. Amy Kim Waschke portrays White Snake, a magical creature who takes human form in an ancient Chinese fable adapted by Mary Zimmerman, now at the Guthrie.


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Brandon Sun

Canadian Press reporters reflect on wrapped Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival wrapped Sunday after 11 days of movie mayhem. While no film was touted as an Oscar lock, there was plenty of satisfying cinema on offer.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Hawking, Biography Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Celebrities, Richard Gere, New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Arts

The Capital-Journal

Small towns seeing movie theater revival

In an era where watching movies is as easy as logging onto the Internet or making a selection from a supermarket display, small communities across Kansas are reviving old theaters to give residents a place to socialize while taking in the latest flick. Community-owned theaters have popped up Larned, Tribune, Marysville, St. Francis and many other rural towns, filling a void created over the past several decades as many of the theaters fell victim to multiplex theaters were built in surrounding communities.


Related Topix: Arts, Kansas, Larned, KS, Tribune, KS

TheaterWorks Presents Sharr White's ANNAPURNA,

ANNAPURNA by award-winning playwright Sharr White , is a funny and surprising exploration of love and loss. After twenty years apart, Emma tracks down her ex-husband, cowboy poet Ulysses to a trailer park in the wilds of Colorado.


Related Topix: Comedy, That '70s Show, Entertainment, Television, All My Children, Soap Opera, Drama, Arts

The WSU Signpost

Theater and visual arts at WSU prepare for fall

Mathew Choberka, chair of the Department of Visual and Graphic Art and Design, submitted his painting "No Re-entry" to the Biannual Faculty Exhibition. The first event is the Biennial Faculty Exhibition for the WSU Department of Visual Art and Design , happening now.


Related Topix: Arts, Painting, Medicine, Cancer, Health

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

A once glorious theater row

There's one generation left that remembers theater row four chunky blocks of old Washington Avenue that witnessed the rise, and pornographic fall, of seven movie theaters in the 20th century: the Academy of Music, the Paramount, the Olympic, the James, the Palace, the Rialto and the Warwick. Once a rising middle class' destination for an opulent night out, the area along Washington Avenue is currently mapped with parking lots, ship yard housing and a Subway restaurant.


Related Topix: Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA


"A Little Chaos" sees Alan Rickman's return to director's chair

"A Little Chaos," may be a film about the building of the gardens of Versailles set in 1682, but director Alan Rickman wants audiences to know that he does not view it as a period piece. Rather, the movie - which will have its world premiere as the closing gala of the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday - is about the character of Sabine De Barra, a woman trying to navigate a man's world as she comes to grips with her own personal losses.


Related Topix: The Winter Guest, Drama Movies, Arts

Silicon Alley Insider

Film festivals fire starting gun on Oscars race

Hollywood's annual awards season may be months away yet, but for many the race for Oscars gold has already started, with strong contenders emerging from key film festivals this month. While it is too early to talk of frontrunners -- unlike last year when "12 Years a Slave" established itself early in awards season -- several movies and actors are already generating buzz in Tinseltown.


Related Topix: Oscars, Comedy, The Daily Show, Entertainment, Television, Benedict Cumberbatch, Music!, Walk the Line, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Celebrities, Reese Witherspoon, Arts

KHQ-TV Spokane

'Z Nation' has star-studded premiere at Garland Theater

On Friday night the cast and crew of SyFy's new zombie apocalypse show, 'Z Nation', had a party and special screening at the Garland Theater. The public was also invited to attend to watch the first episode on the big movie theater screen.


Related Topix: Arts, Spokane, WA


'Snowpiercer' Is Leading A Revolution In The Movie Industry, And It's Putting Hollywood To Shame

Producer Harvey Weinstein was criticized for trying to recut Korean sci-fi masterpiece "Snowpiercer," and he was accused of burying the film in retribution when director Boon Jong-ho refused to make changes. Shifting too quickly to VOD risks undermining box office sales and can antagonize theater owners, which is why distributors have traditionally waited as long as several months.


Related Topix: Snowpiercer, Arts

Blue Man Group is the perfect interactive theater in Las Vegas

Interactive art, comedy and thumping bass spell out the ingredients for a Blue Man Group show at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas . This show production , a staple of Las Vegas for the last 10 years, debut in Vegas at the Luxor Casino.


Related Topix: Las Vegas, THQ, Blue Man Group, Video Games, Arts

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Bay Street Theater Announces Auditions for To Kill a Mockingbird

September 12, 2014 - Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce auditions for this November's Literature Live! production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, directed by Joe Minutillo. All rehearsals and performances will be held at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, NY.


Related Topix: Arts, Sag Harbor, NY


Ethan Hawke 'Seymour' documentary is intimate port...

The interview was supposed to start, but pianist Seymour Bernstein was not quite ready. He held up his iPad to take one more picture of actor-director Ethan Hawke before he was satisfied.


Related Topix: Bernstein, Classical, Arts

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Wayne Brady stars in unique version of a Kiss Me, Katea at Pasadena Playhouse

When: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday through Oct. 12. Since Sheldon Epps took the helm as artistic director of the Pasadena Playhouse in 1997, the venue has slowly began taking more chances with its offerings. Today, the theater appeals to a wider audience with seasons that are a blend of topical productions and classics, many with a unique twist.


Related Topix: Game Show, Let's Make a Deal, Entertainment, Wayne Brady, Arts, Cole Porter, Jazz